Curving sands in Iran’s salt desert, Dasht-e Kavir. Summer evaporation in the desert leaves behind a high concentration of minerals, making Iran one of the world’s most important mineral producers
Rhodochrosite (by anthonyfalla)
One of the most enjoyable parts of studying geology is looking the rocks under the polarizing light microscope. More than minerals, when I am stared at the microscope I see a world full of colors and possibilities.
This rock is a dunite, an igneous rock rarely found in the continent, but one of the majors constituents of Earth’s mantle.